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post #91 of 64543
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
Jim Belushi's nail on the coffin that is the Belushi name



You just saved me having to explain a cheesy sitcom, and in the most fitting way imagineable.

He was good in Michael Mann's Thief (one of the greatest American films ever made), and then it was all downhill from there.
post #92 of 64543
When people have foreign names and expect you to pronounce it with a foreign accent.
post #93 of 64543
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
When people have foreign names and expect you to pronounce it with a foreign accent.
Agreed. It really breaks the flow of a sentence to radically change pronunciation.
post #94 of 64543
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Edited by tiecollector - 12/27/11 at 2:30am
post #95 of 64543
*snicker* Wait, tie collector, how were you pronouncing "chipotle"? *snicker* There's a difference between adopting an accent to pronounce a word and simply using the closest approximation in the language you're speaking. The guy correcting you was probably just trying to keep you from sounding like a rube. [Unless he was insisting that you adopt an accent when you say the word, in which case I agree, that's lame]
post #96 of 64543
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Edited by tiecollector - 12/27/11 at 2:30am
post #97 of 64543
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
No, I approximate pronunciation as closely as the English language will allow without sounding awkward. Accents in the correct places, etc. I also speak Spanish, which makes it even more annoying.
Una vez construi un ordenador de arena utilizando ramitas y trozos de cuerda
post #98 of 64543
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
Actually, it gets even more obnoxious with Spanish speakers describing food or booze. The other day I was talking to another co-worker and the conversation went like this:

Me: I'm getting food at Chipotle.

background spanish speaker: chee-POT-lay

co-worker: cool, lemme give you some cash.

me: Do you know what time Chipotle closes?

background spanish speaker: chee-POT-lay

co-worker: I dunno, I'm sure it's still open.
pronounciation
me: alright, Chipotle it is:

background spanish speaker: chee-POT-lay


Then there is always listening to Giada De Laurentiis on Food Network to get the same effect in Italian.

Some people pronounce Chipotle: chih-pol-tay, which sounds very wrong to my ears. I find nothing wrong with pronouncing it chih-pote-lay, though.. which is roughly how I say it.
post #99 of 64543
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Originally Posted by briancl
Some people pronounce Chipotle: chih-pol-tay, which sounds very wrong to my ears. I find nothing wrong with pronouncing it chih-pote-lay, though.. which is roughly how I say it.

There is a soda cup they have which lists the most frequently used mispronunciations on the side. There are ones I hadn't thought of.
post #100 of 64543
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Originally Posted by DeSica


You just saved me having to explain a cheesy sitcom, and in the most fitting way imagineable.

He was good in Michael Mann's Thief (one of the greatest American films ever made), and then it was all downhill from there.

Jim Belushi got me at "Curly Sue"
post #101 of 64543
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
No, I approximate pronunciation as closely as the English language will allow without sounding awkward. Accents in the correct places, etc. I also speak Spanish, which makes it even more annoying.

In that case, my apologies. One of my friends here on the East Coast pronounces it... lemme see if I can figure out how to represent this... "Chih-POE-tul". It cracks me up every time, but when I've tried to explain how to pronounce it, he gets annoyed and insists that since he doesn't speak Spanish, he doesn't need to know how to pronounce it. So, sorry for projecting his issues onto you.
post #102 of 64543
The root of the problem, though, is that you are going to Chipotle in the first place.
post #103 of 64543
As far as foreign pronunciations, it does grate me a little when people order a 'kra-SANNNT' in that stereotypical Noo Yawk accent. Years of French class put me in the habit of using the 'authentic' pronunciation, but in order to sound less pretentious at the local coffee shop, I eventually adopted a sort of middleground 'cruh-SAWNT'.
post #104 of 64543
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Originally Posted by Liberty Ship
And the absence of paragraphs.
It's a silent paragraph.
post #105 of 64543
Chipotle is hard for most people to say because it doesn't follow the rules for indoeuropean languages. Chipotle isn't Spanish, it's Nahuatl. Just don't say chi-pol-tay.
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